Back From The Lion’s Den

How did a group of female support soldiers-mechanics, supply clerks and engineers-end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war? Find out in Lioness, a film about female combat veterans.


In the new PBS documentary "Lioness," Specialist Shannon Morgan, a brawny, tattooed Army vet, conveys the anguish of post-traumatic stress disorder in one simple line. In the woods of her native Arkansas, she sits with a rifle in one hand. On the brink of tears, sounding half like a warrior and half like a lonely young girl, she recounts the fire fight in Iraq that probably should've killed her. "I really wish," she says, "I had lost my mind."


Lioness: A Room 11 Productions Film

Trailer in Quicktime Player, also can be viewd at site link directly above.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Broadcast on Thirteen/WNET
New York City
9:30 pm

Friday, November 7, 2008
Asheville Film Festival
Fine Arts Theater 4 pm

Thursday, November 13, 2008
National broadcast on Independent Lens, PBS - 9 pm

Saturday, November 15, 2008
International Film Festival of Peace and Human Rights
Valencia, Spain

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY
4 pm

Monday, April 13, 2009
Images Cinema
Williamstown, MA

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